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  • President hails Kidambi Srikanth for India Open win Yesterday

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the India Open Superseries men's singles title on Sunday. The World No 4 defeated Danish Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes in the final at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. "Please accept my hearty congratulations and best...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth now eye Malaysia crown Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Newly-crowned India Open champions, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their fairytale run as they eye another podium finish at the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier which gets underway with the qualifiers here Tuesday. Left with hardly any time to celebrate their maiden title...
  • World No. 1 Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win India Open titles 2 days ago

    Saina trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes, while Srikanth defeated World No.6 Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes. ...
  • Pullela Gopichand praises Saina, Srikanth for their India Open titles 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Praising Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for their success at the India Open Super Series, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said it was a 'dream come true' before stressing that consistency will be the key for Indian players to bring more laurels in future. Saina and Srikanth...
  • I don't feel fear of losing, says Kidambi Srikanth 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India Open Super Series champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday said he doesn't feel the fear of losing and that mindset has helped him in his blossoming career. After winning the Swiss Grand Prix Gold earlier this month, Srikanth on Sunday clinched his maiden India Open title, edging out world...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open titles 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rounded up a brilliant on Sunday for Indian badminton winning their respective $275,000 India Open Super series titles at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Women's singles top seed Saina Nehwal trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in...
  • Kidambi Srikanth enters maiden India Open final 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eased into the men's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super series at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Saturday. The World No.4 defeated China's Xue Song 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to enter the summit clash where he will take on Danish...
  • Saina Nehwal and co advance, Sameer Verma stuns world no.9 at India Open 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament here today. World No. 2 Saina brushed aside young...
  • I never give up, says Kidambi Srikanth March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: On a roll since his China Open triumph, ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Monday attributed his success and meteoric rise in world rankings to a "never give up till the end" attitude and said he is ready to work harder to achieve the unprecedented World No. 1 status. Srikanth,...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap drops to No. 13 in rankings March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place to be positioned No.13 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Meanwhile, his compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy kept their places at No.4 and No.17. In women's singles rankings, Saina Nehwal retained her No.2 spot...
  • BAI announces Rs 5 lakh award for Kidambi Srikanth March 16, 2015

    The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced a cash award of Rs.5 lakh for World No.4 Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday. Srikanth has been in terrific form. He defeated two-time Olympic and five-time World Champion Lin Dan in his own backyard in...
  • Need to be consistent to play first ever Olympics: Kidambi Srikanth March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth feels the Swiss Open win has put him on course for a first-ever Olympic qualification but says he still needs to be more consistent to actually make the cut for the 2016 Rio Games and achieve a 'dream' ranking of World No. 1...
  • Kidambi Srikanth creates history by winning Swiss Open badminton title March 15, 2015

    Basel: Putting his All England Open disappointment behind, top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth displayed pure class to oust defending champion Viktor Axelsen and clinch the men's singles title at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. In the final at St. Jakobshalle, the top seed defeated the Dane...
  • Kidambi Srikanth defeats Ajay Jayaram to reach Swiss Open final March 14, 2015

    Switzerland: Kidambi Srikanth entered the final of the the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship after he got the better of compatriot Ajay Jayaram in an all-India last-four clash on Saturday. Top seed Srikanth had to fight his way back from one game down to emerge 17-21 21-15 21-18...
  • Badminton: Srikanth enters Swiss Open semi-finals March 13, 2015

    Basel: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals following his straight games win over Japanese eighth seed Takuma Ueda at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here on Friday. The top seed won 21-11, 21-12 in 31 minutes at St. Jakobshalle to take a 2-1 lead over...
  • Badminton: Srikanth joins Ajay Jayaram at quarters of Swiss Open March 13, 2015

    Basel: Top seed K Srikanth survived a scare before prevailing over Denmark's Emil Holst in a three-game match to reach the quarter-finals of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship. The World No. 4 Indian recovered from a one-game deficit to see off Holst, ranked 57th in the world,...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Pawar in Swiss Open third round March 11, 2015

    Basel: Leading Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, B. Sai Praneeth and Anand Pawar reached the third round of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle stadium on Wednesday. World No.5 Srikanth defeated Germany's World No.60 Dieter Domke 21-10, 21-14 in 25 minutes. In the next round, the 23-year-old...
  • Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth leads Indian charge at Swiss Open March 9, 2015

    Basel: Top Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will lead the Indian challenge at the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship which gets underway here tomorrow. World No. 5 Srikanth, who hogged the limelight last year after winning the China Super Series Premier, will take on France's Lucas Corvee in...
  • Saina, Jwala-Ashwini through, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in All England Championships March 5, 2015

    Birmingham: Saina Nehwal and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the second round, while male shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap lost in the opening round of the All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena on Wednesday. World No.3 Saina registered a comfortable 21-8, 21-12...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap rises to World No.12 January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Two other Indians are in the top-25 of men's singles with Kidambi Srikanth at No.5...
  • Critics wrote me off, says Parupalli Kashyap January 26, 2015

    After launching the new season with an emphatic title win at the just-concluded Syed Modi International tournament, India's top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap said he needed this victory to silence his critics. The 2012 champion, Kashyap clinched his second men's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold on Sunday after...
  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap wins Syed Modi title January 25, 2015

    India's third seed Parupalli Kashyap defeated top seed and compatriot Kidambi Srikanth to win the men's singles title of the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on Sunday. The 2012 edition winner Kashyap beat compatriot and World No.5 Srikanth in two evenly contested games to come out on top 23-21, 23-21...
  • Syed Modi Masters: Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach finals; Sindhu ousted January 24, 2015

    It will not be a Saina Nehwal versus PV Sindhu final in the women's singles but the men's singles will be an all-Indian affair with P Kashyap and K Srikanth set to clash for the title at the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament. Defending champion Saina was now one...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu sail into second round of Syed Modi Grand Prix January 22, 2015

    Lucknow: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap reached the second round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy victories, here on Wednesday. Olympic bronze medallist, Saina defeated Yin Fun Lim of Malaysia 21-17 21-12 and two-time World Championship bronze medallist,...
  • Srikanth, Kashyap in third round of Syed Modi Badminton January 21, 2015

    Lucknow: World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers on Wednesday. This was after country's top women shuttlers...
  • Telugu star Mahesh Babu may be seen in three films in 2015 January 8, 2015

    Chennai: It's almost impossible for stars to have two releases in a year, but superstar Mahesh Babu, whose last outing "Aagadu" failed to hit the bull's eye, may have three, going by the number of films he has in his kitty. Mahesh is currently busy wrapping up yet-untitled film with Koratala...
  • Kidambi Srikanth builds on Pullela Gopichand legacy December 26, 2014

    Saina Nehwal'a breakthrough had given Indian Badminton the inspiration that despite Chinese dominance, success at World Badminton was very much achieveable, Srikanth was one of the first to build on that legacy. ...
  • Kidambi Srikanth leaps to career-high fourth in rankings December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing his upward trend, India's leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to take a career-high fourth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday. With this move, the 21-year-old, became only the third Indian to break into the men's singles top-five rankings. Legendary Praksh Padukone...
  • Kidambi Srikanth is World No. 4 in BWF ranking December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top-five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year. The 21-year-old Indian, who clinched the...
  • Badminton: Saina, Srikanth enter semis at World Super Series Finals December 19, 2014

    Dubai: Badminton ace Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semifinals while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World Super Series Finals here on Friday. World No.4 Saina clinched a pulsating three-game thriller against...